Patient Group Donations

Bayer is committed to developing new and innovative therapies for severe and chronic diseases. Patient advocacy groups and other voluntary health organisations help increase disease awareness and effective interventions.

The most recent patient and voluntary health organisations to which Bayer has provided financial support are listed below.

Patient Group Donations (Jan-Dec 2017)

Correct at 20 December 2017

Name

Purpose

Date of Donation

Amount (£)

Cancer Campaigning Group

Provide agency secretariat support to deliver 2017 campaigning programme focused on National Cancer Strategy priorities

February

10000

Heart Failure Alliance

Provide agency secretariat support to deliver 2017 programme aimed at building political and health-system awareness of gaps and variation in the provision of care for heart failure patients

February

6600

Atrial Fibrillation Association

Provide speaker services at Annual Bayer Scotland Anticoagulation Symposium on detection and management of atrial fibrillation, including accommodation and travel costs

February

1711.16

Arrhythmia Alliance

Sponsorship package for Heart Rhythm Congress 2016

February

29755

Anticoagulation Europe

Development of educational resources and meetings for patients newly prescribed DOACS

March

12000

GIST Support UK

Support outreach programme to maximize awareness of GIST cancer to patients, carers and medical professionals, as well as the general public; organising national and regional patient meetings; developing educational and patient support materials; and promote the creation of a national tissue bank

March

10000

RNIB

Travel expenses for attending Ophthalmology Honours steering committee

March

79.85

Stroke Association

Support to host regional Life After Stroke Awards (LASA) which recognise the achievements of those affected by stroke and those who have helped to make a difference in improving the lives of those affected by stroke

March

3000

Stroke Association

Exhibition sponsorship for the UK Stroke Forum in November 2017

April

30000

Stroke Association

Exhibition stand sponsorship at Northern Ireland Stroke Conference in June 2017

April

3000

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

Support project to help patients understand their eye condition and the importance of timely treatment

April

19642

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

Support project to gather evidence on variations in the quality of eye care services and make the case for local and national improvements

April

25300

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

Support engagement with NHS organisations to deliver high quality eye care for patients

April

25058

Pumping Marvellous

Organisation of multi-stakeholder event to assess where action is needed to improve care standards and equity of access to appropriate therapy for heart failure patients

May

15000

Thrombosis UK

Support educational conferences for HCPs held in Edinburgh, Belfast and London during Thrombosis UK's National Thrombosis Week in May 2017

May

4000

Thrombosis UK

Pilot regional patient meetings offering an educational talk, question time and opportunity to connect with other VTE patients and carers, with support from a named medical lead.

May

900

Orchid - Fighting Male Cancer

Development of a report looking at the progress made in prostate cancer over the last two decades, based on input from HCPs and patients, and an evaluation of where future improvements are needed to achieve better outcomes and standards of care

May

17000

British Liver Trust

Support for Year 2 of "Improving Liver Disease Awareness, Prevention and Management in Primary Care" project

May

10000

Family Planning Association

Funding and PR agency support for the conducting and launch of a survey of women about access to contraception

June

20000

Atrial Fibrillation Association

Support to host local stakeholder events to explore strategies for improving AF detection and management

June

10000

Vision UK / RNIB

Support Vision UK 2017 conference by sponsoring Breakout Stream 1: Public Health, individual responsibility and collective action

June

10000

Visionary

Support Visionary Annual Conference ‘Playing to Our Strengths, in 2017

July

15000

Haemophilia Society

Cover travel associated with a summer camp for young children with haemophilia and their siblings in August 2017 which included a visit to the BayLab located in Reading

July

750

Meso UK

Support with research project to understand the impact of malignant pleural mesothelioma on patient health related quality of life

August

3520

Meso UK

Support to conduct patient experience survey to understand more about the quality of care and treatment received by people with mesothelioma

August

12691

RNIB Business Services

Professional review of Bayer Smartsight materials

September

1250

RNIB

Travel expenses to attend Ophthalmology Honours judging panel

October

144

Visionary

Travel expenses to attend Ophthalmology Honours judging panel

October

7.70

Tackle Prostate Cancer

Support disease awareness, patient education and support, and national and local campaigning for earlier diagnosis and better treatment of prostate cancer

November

10000

Anticoagulation UK

Conduct primary research to understand how patients can be effectively supported to make informed decisions about anticoagulation treatment

November

10000

Stroke Association

Development and printing of education materials on AF and reducing stroke risk for patients and the general public

November

5000

Atrial Fibrillation Association

Disease awareness and educational events to promote pulse rhythm checks as part of AF Aware Week

November

10000

 
UKBAY01180006/Date of preparation: January 2018